Steve Jobs may have been many things, but Pablo Picasso is not one of them.
"Windows ain't done 'til Lotus don't run"
> we just need to look at how often the patent database is used by inventors as a resource when they're looking for solutions to problems they have.
This has probably been brought up before, but typically companies will instruct their people to _not_ look at existing patents. The reason for this is that if they do create something that is similar to an existing patent, they can justifiably claim ignorance and avoid the treble damages associated with 'willful infringement'.
>then the photographer owns the copyright. I don't see how that can be undone.
It can't. The problem is that there is (generally) no model release form. Posting photos anywhere would require written content of the model. I'm surprised I haven't heard of any cases using this idea. Or am I missing something.
>Actually (to answer the AC), Wesley Crusher was the annoying one, mostly due to the Mary-Sue-ing scriptwriters
The glut of Wesley episodes (many substandard) came about like this: A writer writes a WC episode that's well received so producers tell writers to whip up some more. Writers' Strike comes along and all they have all these WC scripts which end up getting aired as a result. Or something like that.
We have different "languages": Legalese, Tech speak, memes, Diplomatic speak. I would expect that such would be the case here. The metaphor speak may be their formal form. At least, that's my take on it.
Favorite episodes: The Inner Light, Best of Both Worlds, Family
Another protip: suck on ice cubes. It deaden the receptors.
> So I wiped them. With the hand I'd been holding the pepper with.
My wife does this with jalapenos more of than she should. She did it with habaneros. Once.
I am a self-admitted troll but I do it for the lulz, never maliciously. There are different kinds of trolls and this study does not differentiate between them, unfortunately.
There are times where "double jeopardy" (seemingly) does not apply. Specifically, if a judge is corrupt and has been paid off to throw a case for a defendant, the case can be tried again once the corruption has been revealed. This admittedly is a borderline situation but it does happen.
>, especially the 3rd is so irrelevant
Not true. There is a civil case ini the northeast where somebody is suing the police on 3rd amendment grounds. The police wanted to use this guys house as a part of some police operation. He refused but the cops intruded anyway and the guy got arrested.
USB drives may often lie about committing code with an fsync and claim that the data has hit the disk before it actually has. This can cause ZFS' always valid on disk guarantees to become invalidated.
***He'll continue to be cheered on by a certain demographic of IT guys who idolize hacker culture because of *scope* of his infiltration, and not the benefit he's provided the country.***
As a former IT guy/hacker/geek I cheer the results of what Snowden has provided and will provide (the scope is incidental). It makes the world a better place. It does not matter to me how he acquired the information that is being revealed. I draw the line at torture, but it is apparent, so far, that he did not water-board anybody while he was living in Hawaii.
***so this mask is a mask of fail***
I think you mean Epic Fail, Guy.